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THE EVOLUTION OF THE SPIRIT - 15 Rue Greuze, Paris, - November 10th
Abdu'l- Baha said: Tonight I will speak of the evolution or progress of the spirit. (88:4)

Absolute repose does not exist in nature. All things either make progress or lose ground. Everything moves forward or backward, nothing is without motion. From his birth, a man progresses physically until he reaches maturity, then, having arrived at the prime of his life, he begins to decline, the strength and powers of his body decrease, and he gradually arrives at the hour of death. Likewise a plant progresses from the seed to maturity, then its life begins to lessen until it fades and dies. A bird soars to a certain height and having reached the highest possible point in its flight, begins its descent to earth. (88:5)

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